Golden Dawn title – Lord of Shortened Force
Divinatory meanings of Eight of Swords
Magick used. Possible over-application of force for, in contrast, a petty end. Complex means used when more simple would suffice. Unstable result (effects gained through magick tend to lack temporal persistence).
Sickness, Calumny, Criticism, Blame.
Treachery in the Past, Event, Accident, Remarkable Incident.
The first face of Gemini is ruled by Jupiter from May 21st-31st.
Magical Image of the First Face of Gemini in Picatrix
In the first face of Gemini ascends a man in whose hand is a rod, and he is, as it were, serving another; it grants wisdom, and the knowledge of numbers and arts in which there is no profit:
Picatrix: “knowledge … in which there is no profit”, but nonetheless useful.